2018 exports of beef, pork, broilers, and milk were strong in 2018, driven by domestic production increases and favorable foreign demand. U.S. beef exports increased 10.3 percent last year, pork exports increased 4.2 percent, and broiler exports were 4.1 percent higher than in 2017. Although milk production increases were modest last year (+0.9 percent over 2017), strong foreign demand led to a 9.5-percent increase in dairy product exports.
of products such as yellow corn and poultry, in an effort to counter subsidized imports from the U.S. The government is working on an updated list of products imported from the U.S. on which to possibly apply a second round of tariffs in response to U.S. measures imposed on Mexican steel and aluminum. The list will be set by the end of April if the steel and aluminum tariffs are not withdrawn...
n February, according to Purdue University's Ag Economy Barometer. Half of respondents said they either have no plans for their operation to grow in size or they plan to reduce its size, while farmers' attitudes' towards making investments in machinery and buildings has deteriorated. Farmers became a bit more optimistic about the future of agricultural exports, though they remain concerned about marketing and price risk in agricultural markets...
The index for food away from home rose 0.4 percent in February following a 0.3-percent increase the prior month. The index for limited service meals rose 0.5 percent, while the index for full service meals increased 0.3 percent.
About 1.6 million acres of grass and wetlands nationally were converted to grow crops because of a federal ethanol mandate that inflated the prices of corn and soybeans, according to a National Wildlife Federation study. The mandate is responsible for adding about 300,000 tons of nitrogen fertilizer a year that has been draining into waterways and destroyed crucial habitat for monarch butterflies, researchers found... NOAA will review if new fishing restrictions are needed to help prevent the extinction of whales
NOAA will review if new fishing restrictions are needed to help prevent the extinction of whales that frequent Puget Sound. The agency informed the Pacific Fishery Management Council that it is examining whether new restrictions are needed, particularly on fisheries in the Lower Columbia and Sacramento River and on fall-run chinook salmon in the Klamath River...Citrus and berry harvest to be affected by California rains
California's citrus and berry harvest could be heavily impacted by a three-day storm that began March 5, according to Weathermelon. Farmers in the San Joaquin Valley expect between two and 2.5 inches of rain through March 7, while the Oxnard and Santa Maria regions expect between 1.5 and three inches...California strawberry growers shipped approximately 15 million flats through March 4
A 15.7% decrease from the year-ago period, according to the California Strawberry Commission. The highest recorded daily production between Feb. 25 and March 4 was March 4, with a total of about 189,000 flats.
according to a USDA study published in Scientific Reports. The study found pigs infected with the FMD virus were highly contagious to other pigs just 24 hours after infection and before showing clinical signs of the disease...
as tariff issues abate and Chinese consumers increase their consumption of canola meal and sunflower seed meal. Additionally, U.S. analysts argue Brazil and other exporters could permanently garner market share....
A Weekly Market Update...
Volume No. 24 Issue No. 10
Date: March 7, 2019
U.S. National Weekly Pricing Report
National Weekly Pricing Report - Prepared for the School Nutrition Association...
Dairy Market News
Date: National Dairy Market at a Glance - March 8, 2019
Organic Specialty Crops - National Summary
Date: March 14, 2019
Date: Retail Organic Produce Comparison - March 12, 2019
Fruit & Veg Prices at Point of Shipping - National FOB Review
Date: March 8, 2018
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable - National Shipping Point Trends
Prices represent open (spot) market sales by first handlers on product. - Date: March 5, 2019
USDA National Shell Egg Market News Report
Date: March 11, 2019
USDA Processed Egg Market News Report
F.O.B. Shipper Dock Basis & Wholesale prices; Date: March 8, 2019
Broiler Market News Report
Date: March 8, 2019
Information Provided by General Mills Bakery Flour
NOAA Fish News
The Nations Database on Sustainable Seafood - Provided by NOAA Fisheries
The Weekly Blue - The Weekly National Carlot Meat Report
Provided by the USDA
Weekly Boxed Beef Cuts - Prime Beef Programs
Prime Graded Beef Reporting - Provided by the USDA
Weekly Boxed Beef Cuts - Branded Beef Programs
Upper 2/3rd Choice Graded and Lower 1/3rd Choice Graded Beef Reporting - Provided by the USDA
The "Daily" Livestock Report
March 15, 2019 ~ Sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
National Retail Report - Beef
Advertised Prices for Beef at Major Retail Supermarket Outlets
YOY (Year Over Year)
Market Tables outlining current 2019 market prices versus 2018
March 14, 2019
In our work it's important that we keep up to date with the most current data and these are but a few that we use...